Art

The Art Department inspires students to unlock their creative potential. The department offers a wide variety of classes designed to introduce non-artists to lifelong learning opportunities and modes of expression, and help serious artists develop their hands-on as well as critical thinking skills. The program is designed to prepare students to enter a four-year degree program.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Arts AA-DTA degree (90 credits) which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at WWCC and an advisor at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog)

 

Courses

  • ART 101 Drawing I
    Introductory course which explores the basic techniques of drawing using a variety of media such as charcoal, pen and ink, oil pastel, and mixed media. Appreciation and study of drawings by major artists are also included. Daily assignments and lab hours required. Materials to be purchased.
  • ART 102 Drawing II
    Intermediate course which explores the basic techniques of drawing using a variety of media such as conte crayon, charcoal, pen and ink, oil pastel, and mixed media. Appreciation and study of drawings by major artists are also included. Daily assignments and lab hours required. Materials to be purchased. Prerequisite: ART 101.
  • ART 107 Fundamentals of Digital Art
    An introductory course in which students explore the practical uses and creative possibilities of digital media through Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Emphasis is on understanding the basic tools and techniques for individual expression and visual problem-solving. No experience necessary.
  • ART 124 Women Artists in History
    Explore over forty women artists in the context of their times. Discuss issues of social justice, moral conflicts, cultural expectations, institutional obstacles and limitations. Student may not earn credit for both ART 124 and GWST 124. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.
  • ART 130 Painting I
    Exploration of the various methods of painting. Emphasis on composition and presentation of acrylic paintings. Also includes appreciation and study of paintings by major artists. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased.
  • ART 131 Painting II
    Intermediate course for exploration of the various methods of painting. Emphasis on composition and presentation of acrylic paintings. Also includes appreciation and study of paintings by major artists. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased. Prerequisite: ART 130.
  • ART 160 Ceramics I
    An introduction of fundamental skills and methods needed to create a variety of ceramics. While many hand building methods are learned, wheel throwing is at the center of this class. The emphasis is on proper wheel throwing techniques to achieve a ten inch cylinder, bowl, and vase. Theory, history, aesthetics, design principles and glaze making are all discussed. Creating rich, colorful and varied decorative surfaces are demonstrated at the green ware stage while many glazing and firing techniques are explored. Personal creativity is always emphasized. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased.
  • ART 161 Ceramics II
    This course builds on the fundamentals learned in Ceramics I. The emphasis is on proper wheel throwing techniques to create shapes suitable for decorative processes such as carving, sgraffito, horsehair, and majolica. New methods will be learned such as creating crackle and spring wire vessels along with learning the lid making process. Hands-on introduction to making glazes, spraying glazes and loading the bisque kiln. Personal creativity is always emphasized. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased.
  • ART 162 Ceramics III
    This course builds on the fundamentals learned in Ceramics II. The emphasis is on learning more complicated wheel throwing techniues to create a set of two plates, four mugs, two cup and saucer sets, large bowls, lids, and deep footed vases. More decorative techniques will be applied to a greater range of shapes. Participating in the loading and firing of the gas kiln. Choosing, making, refining, and testing a glaze recipe. Personal creativity is always emphasized. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased.
  • ART 199 Special Projects
    For intermediate students wishing to expand their knowledge and to develop their skills in the various fine arts media through directed individual studies. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
  • ART 230 Painting IV
    Advanced exploration of the various methods of painting. Emphasis on composition and presentation of acrylic painting projects, but students may choose to work with other media. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased. Prerequisite: ART 132.
  • ART 260 Ceramics and Sculpture I
    An introduction of fundamental skills and methods needed to form creative and diverse ceramic sculpture. This includes learning coil, pinch, slab, paddle and wheel methods, while theory, history, aesthetics and design principles are all discussed. Also learning how different glazes and firing techniques produce a broad range of beauty. Personal creativity is always emphasized. Lab hours required and material to be purchased.
  • ART 261 Ceramics and Sculpture II
    An introduction of fundamental skills and methods needed to form creative and diverse ceramic sculpture. This includes learning coil, pinch, slab, paddle and wheel methods, while theory, history, aesthetics and design principles are all discussed. Also learning how different glazes and firing techniques produce a broad range of beauty. Personal creativity is always emphasized. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased.
  • ART 262 Ceramic and Sculpture III
    An introduction of fundamental skills and methods needed to form creative and diverse ceramic sculpture. This includes learning coil, pinch, slab, paddle and wheel methods, while theory, history, aesthetics and design principles are all discussed. Also learning how different glazes and firing techniques produce a broad range of beauty. Personal creativity is always emphasized. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased.
  • ART 299 Special Projects
    For advanced students wishing to expand their knowledge and to develop their skills in the various fine arts media through directed individual studies. Students must consult with the instructor before enrolling. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
  • ART& 100 Art Appreciation
    An introduction to the history, vocabulary, purposes, themes, styles, methods, and materials of art. Formerly ART 100, Art Appreciation.

Courses

Courses

  • ART 101 Drawing I
    Introductory course which explores the basic techniques of drawing using a variety of media such as charcoal, pen and ink, oil pastel, and mixed media. Appreciation and study of drawings by major artists are also included. Daily assignments and lab hours required. Materials to be purchased.
  • ART 102 Drawing II
    Intermediate course which explores the basic techniques of drawing using a variety of media such as conte crayon, charcoal, pen and ink, oil pastel, and mixed media. Appreciation and study of drawings by major artists are also included. Daily assignments and lab hours required. Materials to be purchased. Prerequisite: ART 101.
  • ART 107 Fundamentals of Digital Art
    An introductory course in which students explore the practical uses and creative possibilities of digital media through Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Emphasis is on understanding the basic tools and techniques for individual expression and visual problem-solving. No experience necessary.
  • ART 124 Women Artists in History
    Explore over forty women artists in the context of their times. Discuss issues of social justice, moral conflicts, cultural expectations, institutional obstacles and limitations. Student may not earn credit for both ART 124 and GWST 124. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.
  • ART 130 Painting I
    Exploration of the various methods of painting. Emphasis on composition and presentation of acrylic paintings. Also includes appreciation and study of paintings by major artists. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased.
  • ART 131 Painting II
    Intermediate course for exploration of the various methods of painting. Emphasis on composition and presentation of acrylic paintings. Also includes appreciation and study of paintings by major artists. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased. Prerequisite: ART 130.
  • ART 160 Ceramics I
    An introduction of fundamental skills and methods needed to create a variety of ceramics. While many hand building methods are learned, wheel throwing is at the center of this class. The emphasis is on proper wheel throwing techniques to achieve a ten inch cylinder, bowl, and vase. Theory, history, aesthetics, design principles and glaze making are all discussed. Creating rich, colorful and varied decorative surfaces are demonstrated at the green ware stage while many glazing and firing techniques are explored. Personal creativity is always emphasized. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased.
  • ART 161 Ceramics II
    This course builds on the fundamentals learned in Ceramics I. The emphasis is on proper wheel throwing techniques to create shapes suitable for decorative processes such as carving, sgraffito, horsehair, and majolica. New methods will be learned such as creating crackle and spring wire vessels along with learning the lid making process. Hands-on introduction to making glazes, spraying glazes and loading the bisque kiln. Personal creativity is always emphasized. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased.
  • ART 162 Ceramics III
    This course builds on the fundamentals learned in Ceramics II. The emphasis is on learning more complicated wheel throwing techniues to create a set of two plates, four mugs, two cup and saucer sets, large bowls, lids, and deep footed vases. More decorative techniques will be applied to a greater range of shapes. Participating in the loading and firing of the gas kiln. Choosing, making, refining, and testing a glaze recipe. Personal creativity is always emphasized. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased.
  • ART 199 Special Projects
    For intermediate students wishing to expand their knowledge and to develop their skills in the various fine arts media through directed individual studies. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
  • ART 230 Painting IV
    Advanced exploration of the various methods of painting. Emphasis on composition and presentation of acrylic painting projects, but students may choose to work with other media. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased. Prerequisite: ART 132.
  • ART 260 Ceramics and Sculpture I
    An introduction of fundamental skills and methods needed to form creative and diverse ceramic sculpture. This includes learning coil, pinch, slab, paddle and wheel methods, while theory, history, aesthetics and design principles are all discussed. Also learning how different glazes and firing techniques produce a broad range of beauty. Personal creativity is always emphasized. Lab hours required and material to be purchased.
  • ART 261 Ceramics and Sculpture II
    An introduction of fundamental skills and methods needed to form creative and diverse ceramic sculpture. This includes learning coil, pinch, slab, paddle and wheel methods, while theory, history, aesthetics and design principles are all discussed. Also learning how different glazes and firing techniques produce a broad range of beauty. Personal creativity is always emphasized. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased.
  • ART 262 Ceramic and Sculpture III
    An introduction of fundamental skills and methods needed to form creative and diverse ceramic sculpture. This includes learning coil, pinch, slab, paddle and wheel methods, while theory, history, aesthetics and design principles are all discussed. Also learning how different glazes and firing techniques produce a broad range of beauty. Personal creativity is always emphasized. Lab hours required and materials to be purchased.
  • ART 299 Special Projects
    For advanced students wishing to expand their knowledge and to develop their skills in the various fine arts media through directed individual studies. Students must consult with the instructor before enrolling. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
  • ART& 100 Art Appreciation
    An introduction to the history, vocabulary, purposes, themes, styles, methods, and materials of art. Formerly ART 100, Art Appreciation.